This week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy was titled, “Poenitentia,” is a pretentious way of saying “repentance” or “regret,” and that theme ran through several of the plot threads last night, whether it was Clay feeling regret for the actions that put him in prison, Tig perhaps feeling regret for killing the Persian in a temperamental fit of anger, or perhaps even Tara’s decision in last week’s episode to file for divorce against Jax. We also found out a lot more about Toric, and why he’s not a good guy to be rooting for this season, after all. We also got out first glimpse of Eli Roosevelt this season.
Let’s step right into the bloody muck:
“I’m so sorry.” — I guess that’s the least you could say after you accidentally shoot a prostitute, er, escort in the gut, as Toric did last night. The bullet to the head, however, was no accident. Toric is a f**king monster, y’all. He’s crazy bananas. I had kind of hoped to have a rooting interest in his Toric (because at this point, there’s not very many people on this show worth rooting for), but Toric obliterated that hope when he not only killed the escort and left her in the bathtub, but later pulled her hair and ripped clothing off of her and planted it in Nero’s truck, leaving the escort’s body where the police could find it. It’s a good frame-up job. Toric has also been made special investigator by the D.A., and it’s basically his job now to connect SAMCRO to the weapon used by Matthew Jennings in the school shooting, and clearly Toric will do whatever it takes.
Never trust a man who wears briefs.
He’s a stone cold vicious motherf**ker to, as he demonstrated by using someone else’s teeth to open a beer bottle. DAMN. I’m thinking that Toric could be as fun to root against as Agent Stahl was.
I’m afraid of how bad it gets if I stop — After the death of his cousin and his cousin’s old lady, Nero turns to religion, and does a little confessing. Besides that, and later being framed by Toric, Nero’s time on screen this week was limited. He’s not all bad, though. Maybe Nero is someone we can root for, after all.
“It’s My Call” — Meanwhile, Bobby is given his obligatory two minutes of screentime. He has finally assembled enough men to form a Nomads gang, although he’s doing it without the permission of Jax. He plans to have it up and running within the week. How will this play into the rest of the season? I have no idea. Will Bobby form a rival gang? Will he be Fortinbras? I miss Bobby being a part of the action, although at this point, if he were still part of SAMCRO, he’d just spend every second of his screen time shaking his head at Jax’s actions.
I’m not involved here — Look! Eli Roosevelt spotting! He is still around, although as he says here to Jax, “I’m not involved.” The escort’s body that Eli found later in the episode would beg to differ. I just want Eli and Toric to share some screen time. It’s the closest thing we may ever get to a Terriers reunion.
“Spending my twilight years in a trailer next to a used oil bin.” That is an apt description of Unser’s role in this season, so far. He’s been reduced to a babysitter. I like Unser, but if Sutter needs someone to kill off, Unser seems really expendable right now, and for the last several seasons. BRING BACK OPIE.
I want more like this!
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